People in most areas can from Monday look forward to participating in team sports and having ten people at exterior restaurant tables and six inside.

However, a handful of cities are set to endure another 15 days of more severe restrictions. Among them is Portimão, where cases remain more than double the maximum Covid incidence rate.

Limits in the Algarve city will be slightly eased to where they stood a fortnight ago, meaning shopping centres will remain closed.